Tale Of Ekati
Tale Of Ekati
Tale of the Cat / Silence Beauty (Jpn), by Sunday Silence, 2005, B  |  Fee: $15,000 S&N

First Freshman in 2014 to Sire a 2YO Winner!

  • Brilliant multiple Grade 1-winning miler
  • A Leading Freshman Sire of 2014
  • Now, 5 winners in 3 countries, 63% winners from starters
  • First Freshman stallion this year to sire a winner
  • Co-highest average for a freshman sire at Keeneland April - $257,500
  • Sired $180,000 yearling colt at Saratoga NY Preferred
  • 1st 2YOs overall averaged nearly 5X the fee (15 sold) - $71,333 
  • 95% of first yearlings sold (38-of-40) - $58,000 Avg. (3.9X the fee)
  • Sired the 2nd high-priced filly by any freshman sire at KeeSep 2013
  • First yearlings incl. $400,000 filly, $170,000, $160,000, $155,000, $150,000 colts
  • Buyers include Six Friends Syndicate, K. K. Eishindo, Dallas Stewart, West Point, James Driver, DeBerdt & Scanlon, Sackatoga Stable
  • Won 7-furlong Futurity S. (G2) at two, defeating Champion Kodiak Kowboy.
  • Won 9-furlong Wood Memorial (G1) at three, defeating champion War Pass.
  • Won sire-making Cigar Mile (G1) and one-mile Jerome (G2).
  • Contested 14 consecutive Graded stakes after debut maiden win.
  • From a live and vibrant family, including G1 winners Violence and Point of Entry.
  • Bred 266 mares his first three seasons combined
 
 
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RECENT NEWS
Friday, August 15, 2014
Freshman stallion Tale of Ekati sired his fifth two-year-old winner today, when Legend of Tutu led every step of the way in a maiden special weight at Finger Lakes…
Saturday, August 09, 2014
First-year sire Tale of Ekati got his fourth winner on Saturday with Ekati's Phaeton scoring by a nose in a six-furlong maiden special weight test for 2-year-old fillies...
Saturday, July 26, 2014
First-crop sire Tale of Ekati got his third winner from just five starters on Saturday when the 2-year-old filly Saffron broke her maiden...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati had the top-priced juvenile for a freshman sire at the April 7 Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training sale...
 
 
RACE RECORD
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 4 2(1)
1(1) 0
$313,200
3 8 3(3) 0 0 $859,558
4 3 0 0
0 $10,234
Totals 15 5(4) 1(1) 0 $1,182,992

Won at 2

  • Futurity S  (gr-II, 7f, defeating Kodiak Kowboy, Mythical Pegasus, Paint, The Leopard, Stand Pat).
  • A maiden special weight race at Belmont Park (5.5f, by 8 1/4, defeating Anakim, Globalization, Flying Dismount, Lumen, Take Down Two).

2nd at 2

  • Sanford S  (gr-II, 6f, to Ready's Image, defeating The Roundhouse, Sok Sok, Fed Watcher, Ascot Hall, Twenty Eight Hours, Shotten Heimer, Little Nick).

Won at 3

  • Wood Memorial S  (gr-I, 9f, defeating War Pass, Court Vision, Giant Moon, Anak Nakal, Spurrier, Roman Emperor, Texas Wildcatter, Inner Light).
  • Hill 'N' Dale Cigar Mile H  (gr-I, 8f, defeating Harlem Rocker, Bribon, Arson Squad, Kodiak Kowboy, Storm Play, Monterey Jazz, Visionaire, Wanderin Boy).
  • Jerome H  (gr-II, 8f, defeating You and I Forever, Harlem Rocker, Z Humor, Cool Coal Man, Da' Tara, Visionaire).

 
 
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PROGENY

Tale of Ekati Progeny

 
 
PEDIGREE (Print Pedigree)
TALE OF THE CAT (USA)
b. 1994
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
b. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA)
CRIMSON SAINT (USA)
YARN (USA)
b. 1987
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
NARRATE (USA)*
dkb/br. 1980
HONEST PLEASURE (USA)
STATE (USA)
SILENCE BEAUTY (JPN)
b. 1997
SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
dkb/br. 1986
HALO (USA)
dkb/br. 1969 [BC]
HAIL TO REASON (USA)
COSMAH (USA)
WISHING WELL (USA)
br. 1975
UNDERSTANDING (USA)
MOUNTAIN FLOWER (USA)
MAPLEJINSKY (USA)
b. 1985
NIJINSKY (CAN)
b. 1967 [CS]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
FLAMING PAGE (CAN)
GOLD BEAUTY (USA)*
b. 1979
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
STICK TO BEAUTY (USA)
 
 
PEDIGREE ANALYSIS
Tale Of Ekati

Alan Porter - A graded stakes winner over Champion Sprinter Kodiak Kowboy at two, Tale of Ekati captured three graded stakes, including the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Cigar Mile (gr. I), at three.

Tale of Ekati is by Tale of the Cat, a Champion Sire of Two-Year-Olds by Storm Cat. His dam is by the breed-shaping Sunday Silence out of grade one winner Maplejinsky, and is half-sister to Champion Sky Beauty. This is also the immediate family of Champion Sprinters Dayjur and Gold Beauty, and grade one winners Pine Island, Point of Entry and Pleasant Home.

Tale of Ekati is the product of a Tale of the Cat/Hail to Reason cross, and crossing back over certain branches of the Hail to Reason line looks well worthwhile. The Stop the Music branch of Hail to Reason has done very well under Storm Cat - including Tale of the Cat - and also combines well with Halo, who is here through Sunday Silence. Sources of Stop the Music include Cure the Blues (and his sons American Chance and Take Me Out) and Temperence Hill. The Robertobranch of Hail to Reason has proved to be a particularly strong foil for Tale of the Cat and his sons, notably through Red RansomSilver Hawk (sire of Hawkster),Kris S. (including through Arch and Prized) and Dynaformer, with other possibilities including RobellinoMajor Impact and Repriced. Although they are not likely to be frequently found in male line of potential broodmare sires, Tale of Ekati might also benefit from mares carrying Sir Ivor and Drone, who both descend from Turn-to, the sire of Hail to Reason.

Tale of the Cat has sired grade one winner My Trusty Cat out of a mare by Private Account, from the Damascus line, and Private Account can be brought in through Private Terms (sire of Afternoon Deelites), Corporate ReportPersonal FlagSecret Hello and Unaccounted For (who is potentially particularly interesting). There are also two Tale of the Cat line stakes winners out of mares by Time For a Change (sire of Fly So Free and Time Bandit). Other Damascusstrains to consider are Gilded TimeCrusader SwordEastern EchoOgygianSkip Away and Skip Trial.

Tale of Ekati is inbred to Mr. Prospector through two daughter, but there are more than 50 stakes winners, by stallions that are inbred to Mr. Prospector, and have another strain of Mr. Prospector in the dam. The broad cross of Tale of the Cat and his sons with Mr. Prospector line mares has not been outstanding in general, but certain branches have been effective. The most notable have been Fappiano through Quiet American and Unbridled’s Song (who is broodmare sire of three Tale of the Cat stakes winners) and Forty Niner (including through Coronado’s QuestTactical Advantage and Roar). Unbridled’s Song could be brought in through Political ForceSongandaprayerEven The ScoreEurosilverOld FashionedRockport Harbor, and Half Ours and Buddha (both giving inbreeding toStorm Cat). Other sources of Forty Niner include Distored HumorEnd SweepTrippiGold CaseBanker’s Gold and Gold Fever. There are also Tale of the Cat line stakes winners out of mares by Carson City (whose sons including City ZipFive Star DayLord CasronPollard’s VisionGood and Tough and Flying Chevron), Afleet (sire of Northern Afleet and grandsire of Afleet Alex), Gulch and his son, Thunder Gulch (sire of Point Given), Woodman (sire of Hansel andTimber Country), Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair and Formal Gold).

Mr. Prospector is a son of Raise a Native, and Tale of the Cat is sire of an Eclipse Award winning Champion from the Alydar branch of Raise a Native, and this line could be introduced through TurkomanStrike the GoldAlyshebaBenchmarkCriminal TypeDare and Go, Easy GoerSaratoga SixJeblar and Wheaton(giving inbreeding to the dam of Storm Cat). Still with the Raise a Native line, Tale of the Cat has a stakes winner out of a mare by Affirmed (sire of Champion Sky Beauty of the granddam of Tale of Ekati), and a stakes winner out of a mare by Our Native (both by Exclusive Native), and in general Storm Cat has done well with mares by Maria’s Mon (from the Majestic Prince branch of Raise a Native).

Although Tale of the Cat is a Northern Dancer line horse, he and his sons have enjoyed success when bred back over mares from the Northern Dancer line. Tale of Ekati, with another cross of Northern Dancer’s family through Halo, should be particularly well suited by additional Northern Dancer. From the Vice Regent, branch there is a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse, as well as from mares by his sons Regal Intention and Deputy Minister, as well as the Deputy Minister sons French Deputy and Salt Lake, with other sources of Deputy Minister that appeal including Silver DeputyDehere (who is particularly attractive here), Touch GoldAwesome Humor and Forest Camp. The cross of Tale of the Cat and his sons over mares descending from Danzig has produced nine stakes winners, including from daughter of Pine Bluff (who gives inbreeding to Halo), AnabaaPolish Navy (sire of Sea Hero and Ghazi), Eagle EyedBoundary andHonor Grades. Such as Belong to MeLangfuhr and Polish Numbers, could also be considered, while Dayjur, a close relative to the granddam of Tale of Ekati, is potentially interesting. The Chief’s Crown branch (available through Concerto and Bellamy Road) might also work well. Tale of Ekati is linebred to Northern Dancer’s son, Nijinsky II, but bringing in another branch of the line could prove worthwhile, with representatives that have worked under Tale of the Cat includingRoyal Academy (a close relative to Storm Cat), Sword DanceGreen Dancer (sire of Greinton) and Shadeed (sire of Alydeed). It would also be worth considering Sky Classic and Strawberry Road.

Tale of the Cat has two stakes winners out of mares descending from Northern Dancer through Topsider, as well as stakes winners from mares descending fromSadler’s Wells and Nureyev, who are from the same family as Topsider. Sadler’s Wells might work particularly well through El Prado (sire of Medaglia d’Oro,Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller) and Perfect Soul (a parallel Northern Dancer/Storm Cat cross to Storm Cat). Tale of the Cat has a grade one winner out of a mare by Peintre Celebre, a son of Nureyev, a strain that could also be introduced via Atticus (bred on the same cross as Storm Cat), TheatricalSpinning Worldand Fasliyev. There is also a Tale of the Cat stakes winner out of a mare by Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie UnionDixie HeatDixie BrassCitidancer and Dixieland Heat), stakes winners out of mares descending from the brothers El Gran Senor and Try My Best, and although he would not often be found in the male-line of the present broodmare population, the strain of The Minstrel, would work very well here.

Storm Cat and his sons have done very well with mares from the Bold Ruckus line, at Tale of the Cat and a son both have graded winners out of mares by Beau Genius, suggesting mares by such as Bold ExecutiveHighland RuckusKiridashi and Katahaula CountyBold Ruckus is a son of Boldnesian, also the grandsire of Seattle Slew. The Seattle Slew strain has not been the strongest for Tale of the Cat himself, but he does have a stakes winner out of a mare by Seattle Slew(broodmare sire of a grade one winner by a son of Tale of the Cat); a grade one winner out of a mare by Capote (also broodmare sire of a grade one winner by a son of Tale of the Cat) and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s son, Boston Harbor. Tale of the Cat’s dam is a sister to the dam of Pulpit, who is bySeattle Slew’s sireA.P. Indy, and as Tale of the Cat has a graded placed horse out of mare by A.P. Indy and a stakes placed horse out of a mare by Pulpit, this line could be worth experimenting with.

Tale of the Cat and his sons have a good strike-rate with mares from the In Reality line, with stakes winners out of mares by Valid Appeal (sire of Successful AppealValid Wager and Valid Expectations), and Honour and Glory and Waquoit (from the Relaunch branch, which can also be found through Skywalker,BertrandoOfficerCee’s Tizzy and Tiznow). There are also Tale of the Cat line stakes winners out of mares by In Excess and his son Indian CharliePleasant Tapand his sire Pleasant Colony (sire of Pleasantly Perfect); and Lord At War.

 
 
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